The Aman Group of luxury hotels across the globe will add another location to its portfolio as it launches Amanemu, their first hot-spring resort, this week. Located on the shores of Ago Bay, Japan in Ise Shima National Park, Amanemu embraces the ancient Japanese bathing tradition of onsen, using nutrient-rich thermal springs to provide a contemplative and restorative retreat set among serene natural surroundings.
Amanemu features 24 suites and four two-bedroomed villas all of which have their own onsen, as well as an extensive Aman Spa, a lap pool, restaurant and lounge. The resort is designed by Kerry Hill Architects, the same team responsible for the Aman Tokyo. Much of the resort is accented with intricate Kumiko wooden latticework, while uniquely designed obis designed by Kimono and Obi artisan Genbei Yamaguchi adorn the walls of the villas and spa. Guests also have access to the Nemu Golf Club, an 18-hole championship gold course overlooking Ago Bay.
Amanemu, situated at the tip of the Osaki Peninsula, is surrounded by a complex saw-toothed coastline, in a region renowned for its rich nature, cultured pearls, abundant seafood, not to mention the acclaimed Matsusaka variety of Japanese Wagyu.
Amanemu lies approximately 300km southwest of Tokyo and is easily accessible via Japan’s high speed rail network. Nagoya is a scenic two-hour train journey or 25-minute helicopter ride from the resort.